Thursday, October 30, 2008

Are POTSies vampires?

I decided to dress up the lemon as a vampire for Halloween because most of us POTSies are very pale and often anemic! The pallor is a common symptom associated directly with POTS, most likely due to the decreased blood flow that makes it to the head and brain. The anemia is more of a anecdotal feature that many of us have, but has not been explored and may not be directly related to POTS. I am one of the ones that has both of these, although I am slightly less pale than I was a few years ago, most likely due to some of the medications I am on to increase my blood pressure. I do tend to be more awake at night too...hmm, does this mean that I could be a vampire and not just a POTSie? Something to look into...

So have fun this Halloween. Eat a few pieces of candy, watch a scary movie (if your heart can take it POTSies), and try not to scare all of the Trick-or-treaters with your pale faces! ;)

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